I read mixed reviews on this mascara- some people said it was their holy-grail-never-going-back-to-peasant-formulas mascara, and some people hated it. I decided to be the tiebreaker.
The wand is pretty strange on this one. One side is a fairly standard mascara wand with small, thin bristles, and the other is asymmetrical, winged-out bit. I guess it was mean to imitate a butterfly’s wing..?
Here’s some pictures of my naked eye (gasp!) and two extremely belligerent eyebrows.
Pre-mascara, no curl:
Look at that little renegade eyelash, doin’ its own thang…
One coat of mascara, no curl:
I applied this like I would my favorite mascara, Maybelline’s The Falsies, using the flat side to add volume and the curved side for length and definition. Ok, this is just awful. I guess I could have combed through them, but who really has time for trifles like that when they’re half asleep on a Monday morning? Basically, it gave a bit of length and curl with no volume whatsoever. Fail, fail, fail. But I persevered.
Mascara (left, duh) v. no mascara:
Some great mascaras require curled lashes for maximum efficacy, so I gave it a shot.
Aaaand mascara, curled:
Much better! Although to be fair, the lashes on my left eye (above) are notoriously better behaved than those on the right. For application, I started with the winged-out side of the wand instead of the flat side. The curl doesn’t seem to have affected the final result much:
Well, that was an experience.
After wearing this all day, I can say that I am very impressed with the lasting power- it was completely devoid of the black smudges I get under my eyes with the Maybelline mascaras, even after 12 hours of taking finals/running errands. Removal was a pain as it came off in little flakes that got everywhere, but it was fairly easy to remove.
– Curled my lashes a bunch
– Great lasting power
– No volume
– Smells weird, it really reminded me of the nasal spray I used to take for allergies. A bit off-putting.
I thought the lasting power was encouraging, so I may give this a try with my Falsies mascara that adds a ton of volume, but honestly, I want to avoid the spider look and two coats of mascara might just push me over the edge on that goal.
Sooooo, I’m not really sure how I feel about this mascara (so much for being a tiebreaker -.-). What did you think of the Lash Out Butterfly mascara? If you have any tips on how to apply, please loop me in!